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Beth Brock, a local school bus driver who had her hair colored pink last October, sacrificed it all. She also raised nearly $400 toward the cause. Jennifer Zappala, a licensed hairdresser, did the honors. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Losing hair for a good cause in Portsmouth

Losing hair for a good cause in Portsmouth

PORTSMOUTH — Beth Brock was the last to lose her locks. The local school bus driver, who died her hair pink last October, let licensed hairdresser Jennifer Zappala shear it all off in the old gym at Portsmouth High School Saturday. But it was for a good cause, as Ms. Brock raised nearly $400 in pledges

Patriots cheerleader Janelle Dublin (left) hugs teammate Eve Lowriemore as Athletic Director Steve Trezvant (background) looks on. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth cheerleaders win big in R.I. championship

PORTSMOUTH — Smiling, energetic, athletic and near perfect in synchronization, the Portsmouth High School competitive cheerleading squad took first place in the large division at the Rhode Island State Championship meet on Sunday. After watching the team of 15 girls run through their routine for the judges, head coach Deb Valente called the performance “really

Ellen Trost, here getting her head shaved last year for a St. Baldrick's fund-raiser, is hosting a similar event as part of her senior project Saturday.

Getting clipped for a cause in Portsmouth Saturday

PORTSMOUTH — The more hair you see on the floor of the old gym at Portsmouth High School Saturday, the brighter the future may be for those diagnosed with childhood cancer. Ellen Trost, a student at Portsmouth High School, is hosting the school’s first “St. Baldrick’s” fund-raiser Saturday during which volunteers will sacrifice nearly all of

Sixth-grader Mateo Joseph and fourth-graders Morgan Sullivan, Connor Andrews and Ignatio Burgos (from left) go through a number on their violins. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth students get schooled in strings

PORTSMOUTH — Eleven-year-old Mateo Joseph’s been playing violin for only one year, but you’d never know that after hearing his gorgeous tone. “He’s got natural talent,” says Gael Berberick. Violin isn’t Mateo’s only instrument. The school band member also plays piano, saxophone, recorder and, he points outs, “I’m trying to kind of teach myself how to

Nicole Takacs won a Bronze Medal in the ISI Artistic Freestyle 4 for her age category.

Portsmouth sisters shine in ice skating competition

PORTSMOUTH — Two local sisters represented Rhode Island as they competed in the 2015 Bay State Winter Games held in Williamstown, Mass. Feb. 20-22. The annual event invites skaters from all six New England states to compete in United States Figure Skating (USFS) and Ice Skating Institute (ISI) events which are qualifiers for the bi-annual State

Portsmouth assistant coach Kayla Dallaire (left) looks on as Jennah Bolton performs on the bars. Photo by Richard W. Dionne Jr.

Portsmouth gymnasts take 3rd in state meet

PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth High School gymnastics team took third place in Division II during the state championship meet held Sunday at Rhode Island College. The Patriots scored 115.6 points, behind Exeter-West Greenwich and Mt. Hope. PHS sophomore Mackenzie Brow led the Patriots in every event and finished with an overall score of 31.75. She also

Vincent Downs-Honey came in fourth in the 100-yard backstroke. Photo by Alex Watrous.

Portsmouth fares well in state swim meet

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School fared better than any other Division II boys’ team in the state swimming championships Saturday at Brown University. The Patriots scored 144 points came in sixth place overall as a team in the competition, which was won by Hendricken. Portsmouth’s Ben Steen came in second place in the 50-yard freestyle.

Portsmouth High’s Greta Scott sticks the landing during the long jump finals. She took second place in the 300-meter run. Photo by Tim Marshall.

Portsmouth girl takes 2nd in 300 at states

PORTSMOUTH — Portsmouth High School senior Greta Scott took second place in the 300-meter run in the 2015 State Indoor Track & Field Championships Saturday at the Providence Career and Technical Academy. Scott’s time was 42.03, about a second behind first-place winner Quashira McIntosh of Hope. La Salle’s boys’ and girls’ teams both won the state